Dear Birth Family,David and Lisa

We would like to commend you for considering adoption as an option for your baby. We cannot even imagine how difficult it must be to make such a selfless decision. We are grateful that you chose to look over our profile book and hope that you will see us as a good match for you and your family.

Our story began at a busy nightclub. Not your normal place to meet a nice person you want to spend the rest of your life with but that is exactly where we found each other. David is in the Navy so the first year of our relationship he was out to sea a lot. We corresponded through email, hand written letters, and sent packages to each other. When he was not out to sea, we were always together. We would do all the normal date type of things like go to movies, go out to dinner, go to theme parks and attend family gatherings. It was around David’s second deployment when we realized that we were the only ones for each other. Being far away from the person that you love the most puts into perspective what you want out of life and whom you want to spend your life with. We had a small civil ceremony on July 21, 2007 followed by a larger family wedding ceremony on July 19, 2008 at Coronado Ferry Beach Landing.

We are coming up on our six year wedding anniversary this year! We are extremely happy and ready to start a family. We have been trying to extend our family for about five years now. When we realized we had a problem getting pregnant we went straight to the fertility doctor to try artificial insemination and in vitro. We got pregnant a few times but the baby never stayed more than ten days. We were devastated because we knew we wanted to be parents. We want to share our adventure of life and love with a child. We also want to be a complete family to live, learn and grow together. We knew at that point we wanted to search for a different way to grow our family. That is where adoption came in and you entered our life.

When we decided to adopt a child and we told our families they were so happy for us. They have been nothing but supportive the whole way. Both sets of parents are ready to be grandparents and siblings are ready to be aunts and uncles. We are very close to Lisa’s side of the family in San Diego. We all live within ten minutes of each other and get together every Thursday for family dinners. We go on hikes, vacations, and just spend quality time together. David’s family lives in Wisconsin, we try to get out there as often as we can to visit. We keep in touch with his side of the family through vacations, pictures, texting, phone calls and video chat. Lisa’s best friend Alma and cousin Mandy have also been a huge part of our support system. Both of them have attended CPR classes and read books about adoption with us. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful supportive family.

We live in a gorgeous apartment community with a playground, pool and plenty of space for children and animals to play. Our apartment is in a very family oriented community and we love it here. We take our “nephew” (Lisa’s best friend’s son) to the park and the pool all the time. We have already made friends with the parents and kids in the neighborhood so bringing a child here would be a natural progression.

We both work full-time. David is a Petty Officer First Class in the United States Navy and Lisa is a receptionist/administrative assistant at a geotechnical environmental consulting firm. We both love our jobs and are very hard workers. We also really enjoy our time off; we are always out and about keeping busy and creating new adventures. Whether it is going to a theme park, the zoo, Sea World, barbecuing with the family, swimming in the pool, or attending sporting events, we love doing it all. Once a baby comes into our lives we would keep most of our life the same. Lisa would like to eventually go part time so she could enjoy being a mother and David would remain working full-time enlisted in the Navy.

In our adoption, we are looking for an open relationship with the birth parents and their families. We strongly believe that honesty is the best policy when it comes to raising a child. We would like to have open relationships with everybody involved. We would want our child to know where they came from and that they are loved by everyone around them.

That is a little bit about us and what we are about. We hope this gives you a great idea of what we are like as a family. Thank you so much for taking the time to look over our profile book and considering us for the great honor of being your possible adoptive family. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon.
With hope and love,

David & Lisa
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Adoptive Family at a Glance

Father’s Name: David Mother’s Name: Lisa
Occupation: US Navy Enlisted Occupation: Office Administration
Education: High School Graduate/some College Education: High School
Religion: Lutheran Religion: Catholic
Date of Birth: 12/27/83 Date of Birth: 5/25/81
Ethnicity: Caucasian Ethnicity: Caucasian
Hair Color: Brown Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Hazel Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’10 Height: 5’3
General Health: Excellent General Health: Excellent

Date of marriage: July 21, 2007

Children: None

Interests and hobbies: We love anything to do with the water; walking on the beach, snorkeling, sailing and swimming. We also enjoy hiking, attending sporting events, going to movies and theme parks. We like to spend most of our time being around our family and dear friends.

Home: We live in a family oriented community with lots of children. There are many great parks and schools nearby including a swimming pool and a children park in our immediate neighborhood.

Pets: We have two indoor domestic short hair cats named Darla and Oliver. Darla is a hyperactive little diva; she loves to play and only likes people she knows. Oliver is our lovable troublemaker; he is the kind of animal that waits by the door for you when you get home but also likes to cause mischief.

Finances: We are a middle class two-income family. We own both of our vehicles and live very comfortably because we always believed in working hard to achieve our goals.

Why are you interested in building your family through adoption? We have always wanted to be parents. When we realized that we could not have children biologically, it seemed natural to look to adoption. Our dream to become parents has not changed, only the approach has.

Openness to birthparent(s): We would like to have an open relationship with the birthparents and their family. We would be interested in outings, visits, letters, emails & pictures. We would like the birthparents to be a part of our family. We think it is very important that any adoptive child feels loved by all of their parents and family.

Childcare plans: Lisa would take maternity leave for 3 months plus any remaining vacation time she has acquired for that year. David would be able to take paternity leave for 1 month as well. We plan to work while we raise our child. We have a daycare provider in mind that is a neighbor and close friend. Eventually Lisa will switch over to part time work so she can enjoy extra time at home with our child.

We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you would like more information about us or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight at 866-832-3678.